Call for Abstracts: ‘Sharpening the edge of Bioethics in the UK’ – June 18th, Newcastle

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its 2nd Research Conference, which will take place on June 18th, at the University of Newcastle. logoThe conference is a one-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research to present the results of their research activities in analytical and empirical medical ethics.

Programme:

• 09.30-10.00 – Registration, coffee and poster viewing

• 10.00-10.10 – Welcome (Dr Carwyn Hooper)

• 10.10-10.50 – First Key Note Speech (Prof Bobbie Farsides)

• 11.00-12.00 – 3 Parallel Sessions (3 x 20 minutes)

• 12.10-13.00 – Panel ‘Building Bioethics in the UK‘ (Mr Paul Woodgate, Ms Catherine Joynson, Dr Merryn Eckberg, Ms Emma Nottingham)

• 13.00-13.50 – Lunch and poster viewing

• 13.50-14.50 – 3 Parallel Sessions (3 x 20 minutes)

• 15.00-15.50 – Panel Discussion ‘Methods in Bioethics‘ (Dr Silvia Camporesi, Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Zoe Fritz, Dr Jonathan Ives)

• 15.50-16.10 – Coffee and poster viewing

• 16.10-16.50 – Second Key Note Speech (Prof Michael Parker)

• 16.50-17.00 – Conclusion (Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair)

• 17.00-18.00 – Drinks Reception

The conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to bioethics, including medical ethics, medicine, healthcare, philosophy, social sciences, law and public policy. In addition to submissions from established academics, early career researchers and healthcare professionals, we also encourage submissions from postgraduate and undergraduate students.

The word limit for the abstracts is 300 words.The abstract submission form can be downloaded here.

Submissions should be emailed by 18 March 2015 to: research@instituteofmedicalethics.org

IME Research Committee: Dr Carwyn Hooper (Chair), Rev Bryan Vernon, Dr Anna Smajdor, Dr. Zoe Fritz, Dr Silvia Camporesi, Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Merryn Ekberg, and Ms Emma Nottingham.

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